Our bodies often work harder than we realize -- at least until we wake up with an aching back and stiff joints. When sore muscles fail to relax or tissue wounds are slow to heal, many massage therapists turn to Plai.
A close relative to Ginger, Plai’s aroma is strikingly similar to Eucalyptus with spicy notes. It has an extraordinarily high level of Terpinene-4ol, which is a component of Tea Tree and Sweet Marjoram. Plai generally has between 25-45% terpinene-4 ol in it.
The Plai plant grows about 8 inches in height and produces narrow pseudostems that look a lot like pine cones. The root of the plant is put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil. Try mixing Plai with your favorite carrier oil to craft your own custom massage blend.
**Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**
Botanical Name: Zingiber cassumunar
Origin: Thailand, North East Region
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Roots
Blends Well With: Rosemary, and other strong herbaceous aromas
Aroma: Peppery, spicy, dry, and camphorous
Color: Pale Yellow
**Euro droppers are not included with 100 ml bottles**
LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Plai, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover the affected area and massage into the skin.
SPORTS MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Plai, 2 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Chamomile (Roman) and 5 drops of Rosemary, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Massage into sore muscles.
BITE AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Plai, 2 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of relieving insect bites.
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Plai batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Zingiber cassumunar. No contamination or adulteration was detected.
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